Bonjour Le Tour

After a long absence of a few weeks... The Breakaway Photography blog is back! (Yay for being productive!)

Time has seemed to slip away from me over the past few weeks with preparing for my final degree show and receiving my results for University, but I have finally found some time to write a short update. Last month, I handed in my student card and said goodbye to student life - much fun was had, many tears were shed and many friends were made but now a new chapter has begun...

(Please don't make me adult)

What about right now? Well, right now I am in a van speeding towards Periguoux, France. Yes, France! There is only one reason why I would be France at this time of year and that is the greatest cycle race on earth - The Tour de France. Afters years of watching from a safe distance in the comfort of my own sitting room, we have braved the ferry crossing and set out in search of adventure.

Whilst the tour travelled down the eastern side of the country, we stayed at my auntie's and uncle's holiday let in Pontivy, Brittany. It was there that I had first ever bike ride - by bike ride I mean a Journey that took more that 20 minutes and wasn't to either my grandmother's house or down the shops. I have to say that I am very, very unfit and not that steady on a bike.So I think I'll stay behind a camera instead of on a bike but we have got quite a few rides planned for this week, so check back in a few days to see how much pain I am in.

However, the main event: starting in Periguoux, we will be following 5 stages of the Tour as it runs through the mountains and then loops back to the north - taking in sights
such as the the city of Pau, Foix and the Col d'agnes at 1500ft. Oh, all in a home made campervan. Fun times ahead!

On that note, I'll be updating this blog with images, stories and maybe even some videos of our trip. Most posts will probably be on my instagram (alex_law_photo) but I'll create a daily round up of the best bits and behind the scenes.

Stay tuned and Au revoir.